Overview

This trial is active, not recruiting.

Conditions contraception, post-abortion family planning, mhealth
Treatment mobile phone-based intervention
Sponsor Marie Stopes International
Collaborator London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Start date May 2013
End date September 2014
Trial size 500 participants
Trial identifier NCT01823861, MarieStopes

Summary

An individual randomised controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of a voice-based mobile phone health (mHealth) intervention to support post-abortion family planning (PAFP) at four Marie Stopes International clinics in Cambodia.

The study seeks to address the research question: does a PAFP mHealth intervention increase use of contraception in Cambodia?

United States No locations recruiting
Other Countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Allocation randomized
Intervention model parallel assignment
Masking single blind (outcomes assessor)
Primary purpose supportive care
Arm
(Experimental)
Standard care plus automated voice message to support post-abortion contraception use every two weeks for total of three months and direct follow up phone call by family planning counsellor depending on response to voice message.
mobile phone-based intervention
Automated voice message to support post-abortion contraception use every two weeks for total of three months. Direct follow up phone call by family planning counsellor depending on response to voice message.
(No Intervention)
Face-to-face post-abortion family planning (PAFP) counselling, follow-up at one or two weeks, clinic phone number, existing 'Hotline' phone number.

Primary Outcomes

Measure
Use of a reliable contraceptive method at four-months post-abortion
time frame: 4 months

Secondary Outcomes

Measure
Pregnancy
time frame: 4 months
Repeat abortion
time frame: 4 months
Contraceptive discontinuation
time frame: 4 months

Eligibility Criteria

Female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Client attending for abortion - Client does not want to have a child at the current time - Client aged 18 or over - Client owns a mobile phone - Client willing to receive simple voice messages relating to contraception from Marie Stopes in Khmer language Exclusion Criteria: - Not meeting inclusion criteria - Declined to participate

Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2014.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by Marie Stopes International.